How Air Filtration can Ease Allergy Symptoms

October 13, 2015

Seasonal allergies in Grand Island are no joke. Whether it’s the heart of spring, summer, or fall, allergy sufferers know that the symptoms can greatly alter the way you feel. Sure, symptoms can be anywhere from mild to severe, but there is one thing that all allergy sufferers may not know they can look at in order to help decrease their symptoms in their home – buy a whole-home air filtration system.

There are a variety of ‘over-the-counter’ ways to treat your allergy symptoms, but appropriate household air filtration can help you ensure one large piece of the puzzle is handled so that your home’s air is helping, not causing, your allergies.

Here are a few tidbits McElroy Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning put together to help you breathe a little easier when your allergies would normally flare up:

1) Investigate the types of air filtration systems

Whole-home air cleaners and air filtration systems come in a host of shapes, sizes and technologies. Thought of as top-notch, HEPA (High Efficiency Particulate Air) Filtration systems are considered ‘hospital-grade’ air cleaners, and are the ideal answer for the most severe allergy sufferers and asthmatic residents. A HEPA filter is also a good route for elderly or infant residents with respiratory problems.

2) Improve your home’s humidity

One of the more common household microbes that stir up respiratory problems is often the result of excessive humidity and mold. If your home is too humid it can become the perfect environment for microbes to grow and thrive, potentially causing a host of structural problems as well as respiratory problems. On the other side, if your home lacks adequate humidity, it can cause dryness of the skin, nose and throat, leading to other issues. Fortunately, a great solution for decreasing humidity can be treated with a household dehumidifier. To increase humidity for dry areas, a humidifier is the ideal solution.

There are a host of humidification systems from McElroy Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning that are already set up to operate best with your current heating and cooling system, making it easy to harness the benefits that proper air filtration can give you.

3) Keep pollen outside of your home

Sure, it seems like common sense, but there are a number of ways you can easily keep pollen from finding its way in without you thinking twice about it.

  • Shoes – make a habit of taking off your shoes when you first enter your home so you aren’t tracking pollen throughout the house.
  • Clothes – if you’ve been mowing the lawn or taking part in any outdoor activities, it’s probable that you have pollen on them. If you plan on being indoors for a while, consider changing your clothes.
  • Shower – if you’ve been outside for an extended period of time, consider showering once you come inside. Pollen can be left on your clothing and get in your hair and on any exposed skin.

Seasonal allergies in Grand Island can bring some nasty symptoms with them, but they aren’t anything that a good air filtration system can’t handle. Best of all, estimates for the installation of a new air filtration don’t cost you anything. If you have any questions on how best to handle your allergies, give McElroy Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning a call at 308-210-4398 or schedule an appointment with us through our online scheduler.

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